I’ve been painting “cow toes” forever. Not painting the toes on actual cows, (Do they even have toes?) painting cow print on my own toenails. By “forever” I mean close to 20 years. Back in olden times – the ’90s – I was a camp counselor during the summers. I definitely remember sporting cow-print toes a lot back then and also painting cow-print on my fellow female counselors’ toes.
This pattern is so easy that it doesn’t even really warrant a full tutorial. You just paint your nails white, and then using either a dotting tool, tooth pick or just the brush that comes in the polish, make irregular black splotches on the nails. Really, it’s that easy.
If you want to paint a little cow face on your big toes like I did here, just start with a white nail then add a pink semicircle for the nose. Add two black dots for nostrils and two black dots for eyes. If you have a little brush and you want your cow to look a little more feminine, add eyelashes. Then fill the space around the face with a few black splotches. Here’s a fuzzy closeup of one of my big toes. I know, toes are gross.
And finally, here are my cow toes hanging out the window while going for a ride in the country. It seemed appropriate.
Seriously, this design is super easy and always get tons of positive comments from people. Give ’em a try while we can still wear sandals!